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    The John Murray Show Monday 23 December 2013


    The John Murray Show

    An hour of Special Christmas requests, playing your seasonal songs & telling us the reasons for choosing them. We also have our listeners texting in with what kind of Christmassy thing they are up to this morning!

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    1. Talent must be emerging rather than established. Open to those who have not received considerable air-play and/or exposure. Entrants must also normally be resident in the 32 counties.

    2. It is open to all musical genres like punk, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country, electronic, compositional etc.

    3. A backline and sound engineer will be provided by the Saturday Night Show on the night of the winning performance, May 30, but the winning act will provide their own instruments and drum kit. The winning act will look after their own expenses on the night of the Saturday Night Show performance.

    4. The act must be available to perform on the John Murray Show on Friday, May 29th and on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 30th. 


    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to  

    6. What should my entry include?
    Your email should include a short description (maximum 100 words) of the musician or band, a contact mobile phone number and ONE audio file attachment. The audio filename should contain the band/musician name and composition title. The entry should also include a photo of act of approximately 1Mb. 

    Only original work will be considered – no covers or samples. Due to a high volume of entries we cannot give individual feedback on music received.

    7. Which type audio files should I send? 
    Audio files must be sent in high-quality audio, preferably stereo and of as high a production standard as possible as this track is what will be played on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One. MP3 (192kbps or higher) files only will be accepted. No other file types should be entered as they will not be accepted. Tracks should be no longer than 3’30” in duration.

    8. Can I enter more than once? 
    No. One entry is sufficient.

    9. Deadline for submission? 
    Get your music in ASAP.  Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Friday, May 8th.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:16
      Title: Walking In The Air
      Performer(s): Aled Jones
      Performer(s): Aled Jones
      Album: NOW That's What I Call Christmas
      Duration: 3:36
    • 09:53
      Title: Last Christmas
      Performer(s): Wham!
      Performer(s): Wham!
      Album: Last Christmas - Single
      Duration: 4:35
    • Title: Silver Bells
      Composer: J. Livingston/R. Evans
      Performer(s): Jim Reeves
      Performer(s): Jim Reeves
      Album: Christmas Song Book , Warner Chappell Music Ltd. , 15627A
      Duration: 2:59
    • Title: I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas
      Composer: Stewart
      Performer(s): Yogi Yorgesson
      Performer(s): Yogi Yorgesson
      Album: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - EP, Rhino, R275755
      Duration: 3:11
    • Title: A Christmas Childhood
      Composer: Kavanagh, P. (Words)
      Performer(s): John Spillane
      Performer(s): John Spillane
      Album: A Murray Christmas, RTE, RTE 287 CD
      Duration: 3:12
    • Title: Deck The Halls
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Katherine Jenkins
      Performer(s): Katherine Jenkins
      Album: This Is Christmas (Deluxe Version), Warner Music
      Duration: 2:17
    • Title: Last Christmas
      Performer(s): Wham!
      Performer(s): Wham!
      Album: Last Christmas - Single
      Duration: 4:35

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